Cute tsarouchia shoes fabric purse
This tsarouchia pattern fabric purse has a zipper and its dimensions are roughly (it’s handmade!) 15cm x 15 cm! You can used it for carrying your money, your make-up, your keys or what ever you like. It's small and handy to take it with you or to put it in another bag!
To learn more about these Greek traditional shoes, see "about the pattern section" below!
Our patterns are printed on a 100% polyester canvas that makes the purse strong and steady. All our purses are fully lined with a 100% cotton fabric.
Take a look at our collection of fabric bags & pareos! You will discover some matching patterns!
DESIGNED & MADE BY HAND IN ATHENS WITH
Tsarouchia (in Greek Τσαρούχια) are shoes which are typically known nowadays because they are worn by the Evzones, the Greek presidential guards. The Tsarouchia the Evzones wear are very heavy footwear with over 3 kg the pair and have more than 60 nails (can go to 120 depending of the size) on the base of the clog. During walking, these nails make a characteristic sound like that of a battle. On top there is this so fancy black pompon which contrasts with the vivid leather red (it can be of different color depending of the region). The origin of those shoes goes back to Byzantine times. Until the 19th century, everybody was wearing in rural or urban areas. With the passage of time those shoes became part of folklore and you can see them, worn with traditional costumes during danse festivals or other special occasions.